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Oct. 24, 2006 -  In Case You Missed It
U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commanding general of Multi-National Force-Iraq, joins U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad at a briefing to press in Baghdad on developments in Iraq.
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Oct. 18, 2006 -  Afghanistan Reconstruction briefing by Lt. Gen. Strock
Highlights of reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan from a briefing by U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Oct. 6, 2006 - DoD Correcting the Record
Correcting the Record. Myths v. Facts: Debunking The Washington Post's Editorial on Iraq, “How To Lose A War,” (Oct. 4, 2006) more.
Oct. 5, 2006 - DoD Correcting the Record
Correcting the Record. Myths v. Facts: Debunking Newsweek Article on Afghanistan, “The Rise of Jihadistan,” (Oct. 2, 2006) more.
Oct. 06, 2006 -  Afghanistan: Five Years Later
As we reach the five-year anniversary of the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom, it is natural to cast an eye on Afghanistan. While attention generally focuses on Iraq, Afghanistan remains one of the central fronts in the War on Terror. After all, only five years ago Afghanistan was a lawless region that provided a training ground and sanctuary for Osama bin Ladenís deadly al-Qaeda network.
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Oct. 2, 2006 - DoD Correcting the Record
Correcting the Record on Planning Post-War Iraq, the “Firing” of Gen. Shinseki, Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility, and
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Sept. 14, 2006 -  Ten Facts About Guantanamo
Attached is information about the treatment of detainees held at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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August 3, 2006 - Rumsfeld's Testimony Before Senate Armed Services Committee
The following contains highlights of Secretary Rumsfeld's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee with U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command.
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July 26, 2006 - Cyprus Briefing, Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Carl Jensen
The following contains highlights of Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Carl Jensen's briefing to the Pentagon press corps from Cyprus on efforts to assist Americans wishing to depart Lebanon.
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July 20, 2006 - Lebanon Update
Following are highlights of the Department of Defense's involvement in the evacuation of civilian personnel in Lebanon.
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July 19, 2006 - Lebanon Update
Following are highlights of the Department of Defense's involvement in the evacuation of civilian personnel in Lebanon.
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July 18, 2006 - Lebanon Evacuation
Following are highlights of the Department of Defense's involvement in the evacuation of civilian personnel in Lebanon.
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July 12, 2006 - Military Recruiting and Retention
Following are highlights of U.S. military recruiting and retention numbers and policy, as briefed to the Pentagon press corps on July 11 by Dr. David Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness.
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July 11, 2006 - England Detainee Treatment Memo
The following are highlights of a Department of Defense memorandum from Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England reiterating the Department of Defense policy governing detainees held by the U.S. military.
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June 16, 2006 – Afghanistan - Operation Mountain Thrust and NATO Support
The following highlights Operation Mountain Thrust in Afghanistan and NATO's support to security and stability in Afghanistan.
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June 7, 2006 – Rumsfeld in Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia
Following are highlights of Secretary Rumsfeld’s trip this past week to Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia, where he met with officials and discussed various issues.
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June 2, 2006 – Haditha Investigations
Following are highlights of a briefing today on the Haditha Investigations.
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May 16, 2006 – Border Security
Following are highlights of a joint press conference today on U.S. border security with Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol David Aguilar, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Security Paul McHale, Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum and Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Julie Myers.
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May 10, 2006 – Afghanistan, LTG Eikenberry
Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, commanding general of Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan, briefed reporters today at the Pentagon. Following are highlights.
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April 18, 2006 – Rumsfeld, Pace Press Conference

Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed the Pentagon press corps on April 18. Following are highlights of their remarks.
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April 12, 2006 – Rumsfeld, Pace Press Conference
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed the Pentagon press corps on April 11. Following are highlights of their remarks.
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March 28, 2006 – GTMO Detainees

The Supreme Court heard the case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.
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March 24, 2006 – Rumsfeld, Giambastiani Press Conference

Secretary Rumsfeld and Admiral Giambastiani, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed the Pentagon press corps on March 23. Following are highlights of their remarks.
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March 15, 2006 –Rumsfeld, Pace Press Conference

Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed the Pentagon press corps on March 14. Following are highlights of their remarks.
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March 10, 2006 – Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. John Abizaid testified March 9 before the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding the president’s $91 billion supplemental appropriations request. Following are highlights of the Defense Department’s portion.
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March 9, 2006 – Rep. Gingrich Quadrennial Defense Review Op-Ed

Following is an op-ed by former Rep. Newt Gingrich regarding the Quadrennial Defense Review.
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March 7, 2006 – Rumsfeld, Pace Press Conference

Secretary Rumsfeld and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, today briefed the Pentagon press corps.
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March 2, 2006 - Rumsfeld at Truman Library

The following document highlights Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's speech at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence, Mo. He reflected on President Truman’s leadership in the White House during the early days of the Cold War, and the similarities and differences between that struggle and the global war on terror.
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Feb. 10, 2006 - TRICARE – Sustaining the Benefit

The following document highlights the changes proposed in the fiscal year 2007 Defense budget to TRICARE.
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Feb. 9, 2006 - Army Force Structure Briefing

Three senior Army officers briefed the Pentagon press corps yesterday on the Army’s plans for changes in the structure of its force, in particular, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. They were Gen. Peter Schoomaker, the chief of staff of the Army; Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, Director, Army National Guard; and Lt. Gen. James Helmly, Chief, U.S. Army Reserve.
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Feb. 7, 2006 - Secretary Rumsfeld's Budget Testimony

Secretary Rumsfeld, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace and Gen. Peter Schoomaker, chief of staff of the Army, testified today before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the FY 2007 budget. Following are some highlights of the secretary's testimony.
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Feb. 6, 2006 - 2007 Budget Proposal

President Bush today submitted his budget proposal for fiscal year 2007 to Congress. Following are highlights of the Department of Defense’s portion of the budget as briefed to the Pentagon press corps by Secretary Rumsfeld, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Tina Jonas, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace and VADM Evan M. (Marty) Chanik of the Joint Staff.
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Feb. 3, 2006 - Quadrennial Defense Review

The Department of Defense has released the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). The QDR is mandated by Congress. Previous QDRs were conducted in 1997 and 2001. The QDR report has been posted to DoD’s web site.
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Feb. 3, 2006 - Army Force Structure Plan

The following is information on the Army’s force structure plan.
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Feb. 3, 2006 - Army Officers Brief on Force Structure Plan

Three senior Army officers briefed the Pentagon press corps Feb. 2 on the Army’s plans for changes in the structure of its force, in particular, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. They were Gen. Peter Schoomaker, the chief of staff of the Army; Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, director, Army National Guard; and Lt. Gen. James Helmly, chief, U.S. Army Reserve. Following are highlights of their remarks.
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Jan. 10, 2006 – Quadrennial Defense Review

Following are highlights of the forthcoming Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Report – to be delivered to Congress on Feb. 6.
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Dec. 20, 2005 – Operation Enduring Freedom Troop Rotation

Following are details concerning Defense Department plans to reduce the number of U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan in 2006.
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Dec. 15, 2005 – Secretary Town Hall
Following is an opinion editorial about tomorrow’s elections in Iraq by Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the commanding general of Multi-National Force-Iraq. It appeared in this week’s edition of the MNF-Iraq weekly online newsletter “This Week in Iraq.”
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Dec. 9, 2005 – Afghanistan – Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry
Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry briefed the Pentagon press corps Thursday on progress and challenges in Afghanistan. He is the commanding general of Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan. Following are highlights.
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Nov. 15, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld press conference remarks
Secretary Rumsfeld’s opening remarks (as delivered) from his Pentagon press conference this afternoon with Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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